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This is a KOA award winning campground and is a destination for many families. This KOA has the feel of an old fashioned summer camp. There are activities galore including a game room, water park, swimming pool, fisbee golf, petting zoo, mini golf, fishing hole, and hiking trails. We came for the Skunk train which stops here to pick up passengers. A nice couple even donated money to build a small platform.

The sites are very wide with full and partial hook up options. If you are in a partial, honey wagon service is available for a fee. There are also tent sites and Kamping Kabins. There are 3 premium sites which each have a hot tub...but no shade and have a premium rate to go with them. Noise from on Hwy 20 is constant, but bearable.

This is an EXTREMELY popular park. We picked a site that had plenty of shade and was away from the action. It backed up to the railroad tracks. The train runs W-Sun. We camped here in the middle of the week, so it wasn't as busy as it was when we scouted it on a weekend. We were told by the Chamber of Commerce that the community members can purchase day use passes. This just adds to the crowds.

This park is well patrolled by the staff. The downside of that is that the security golf carts kick up a lot of dust, even though the roads and sites are graveled. Campers must wear a wristband at all times for identification purposes. My husband was taking photos and was nearly challenged by a security member until they saw his wristband.

All staff was friendly and outgoing. They acted as camp counselors and had organized actives posted.

For families, this campground is probably a 10. For my husband and I this campground is too dusty and crowded for us. If it hadn't been for the train, we would pass this campground right on by. But, this KOA has no competition to speak of in the area. It's really the best option in the Willits area.

If you have a family, want to go to summer camp again, or jump on the Skunk, this campground is for you! All aboard!

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Just Passing Through

We scouted this park as we were hoping to find an rv park
in the Willits area other than the very popular and crowded KOA. Sleepy Hollow is a tiny campground right next to Hwy 101 just north of Willits. This campground has the feel that someone has turned their front yard into a campground to earn a few dollars. There was no one in the office to talk to when we scouted. This campground would be OK for an overnight stay. Maximum stay is 3 nights according to the sign on the door. The sites are long and will handle big rigs. If the campground is empty, all sites are pull through. If the campground is full, they would be back ins. Backing in might prove a challenge. All sites are full hook ups. As it's on Hwy 101, traffic noise is constant. They have a very small pond with a couple of chairs for guest use. This park, as well as many of the campgrounds along the Redwood Highway (101) are old and struggling to survive. However, this park had the appearance of being clean and tidy. We did not see the bathrooms or showers. We found pamphlets for Passport America, so we imagine that this park honors those rates. The rate listed is what was posted on the door. We did not stay here but if we needed a place to stop over night, this park would do nicely. Keep in mind that this is a campground only. Stores, gas stations, restaurants, etc are 10 miles away in Willits.

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"Don't Stay Here!"

That's what we were greeted with by some tenants who obviously lived there. The entrance to the park was inviting, so we had stopped by to scout the campground. Willits only has a few campgrounds. When a second tenant advised us to drive to the local KOA, we decided to take the advice. Just by looking around, the campground seemed to be littered with run down old rigs of varying kinds with an odd assortment of tenants down on their luck to go with them. The rigs had weeds growing around them, so they have been there for some time. Later in the day we visited the Willits Chamber of Commerce and the lady there agreed that Quail Meadows was way past its prime and needed to clean up its act. It's too bad because KOA could use some competition in this area.

We did not stay here.


Right on the River

This is an immaculate little campground that sits along side the Klamath River and borders Redwoods National Park just off Hwy 101. The Klamath area caters to fishermen and there are docks and a fish cleaning station available for use at the park. The laundry, bathrooms/showers, and clubhouse are spotless. There are several small flower gardens that are lovingly tended and repeat campers like to lend a helping hand. There are 2 campground hosts who take pride in the park as do the owners. For some reason this campground attracts high end Class A rigs, although there were tenters who actually had the prime spots fronting the river. We sat in chairs that were provided along the river to watch a whale that had come up the river by mistake. As soon as a camper leaves, the host or owner is there to make sure the campsite is clean and ready for the next camper.

There are only a few downsides to this park. The first is the extremely tight turn coming off the frontage road going into the park, although no one seemed to have troubles with it (there were plenty of big rigs) and there are several warning signs before entry. The other negative is common to many of the campgrounds in the area. All the sites are on grass. This is probably because the Klamath River is prone to flooding and grass is the cheapest, easiest, and quickest to replace as opposed to gravel. However, the grass makes the ground uneven and leveling a rig can be a challenge. If it rains, there could be a problem with getting stuck in the mud. Also, wi-fi is not included, although cable is. Wi-fi is available for $2 a day.

This campground is a Coast to Coast Park, although we were told that they plan on discontinuing their association with C2C next year. Sites with a river view get charged a premium rate. We went for a cheaper site which backed up to the forest and still had full hookups. We loved it. The sites are very close together, although they try to fill only every other site when they're not busy.

We camped here in a 5th wheel and will camp here again. This is a seasonal campground that is only open fro May 1st through October. It's the right campground on this river.

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The Beauty and the Beast

This is family run campground is along the Eel River on the Avenue of the Giants in the heart of the redwoods. Tent sites are on the river. Pull through full hook ups are behind the tent sites on one side of the park under big trees, and the partials are on the other side of the park under the redwoods. There are bushes that separate each of the full hook up sites.

The beast: a nice young couple has inherited this park and are trying to keep it going. They are facing an uphill battle. This park has survived several floods that have ravaged the area over the years and there is still evidence of damage. The primary problem is the bathrooms. There are two sets of bathroom/showers. One is potentially a health hazard in its current condition. The other is as clean as it can be, although damage is such that it should be torn down and replaced. The laundry part of this shower house is permanently closed. The nearest laundromat is several miles away. Both the voltage and the water pressure at our site varied throughout the day.

The beauty: the campground has its own beach and many campers were enjoying swimming in the river (who needs a pool?) The redwoods are beautiful and Myer's Flat is centrally located on the Avenue.

The rates are a little steep for what this campground has to offer. Getting the AAA discount puts it in line with others in the area, although the AAA recommendation is questionable until the bathroom situation is solved.

The owners have a potentially highly rated campground. If they can conquer the beast of the bathrooms, they just might win the war....that is if Mother Nature doesn't flood them out again.

We will camp here again. We camped here in a 5th wheel.

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Safe Harbor

We scouted many of the campgrounds in this area before picking this one. It's an older campground that's in Noyo Harbor Marina and surviving despite the tsunami that devastated the marina itself. There are plenty of colorful characters here, but some campers told us that they have been coming every summer for years. The sites are on gravel and very close together. No one seems to mind. They're here to fish for salmon. We had full hookups and our site backed onto the Noyo River. We've seen seals, herons, and more. Some sites back onto the marina. Other sites with w/e are just a parking lot spot. Bathrooms are clean. Fabulous deli here. Manager is extremely nice and helpful. We will camp here again. Definitely.


Location, location, location

After searching the Internet for places to stay in the bay area, we scouted 3 campgrounds before picking Tradewinds. A camper here said he had searched the area for a month. This park is an urban park and is plain but clean and very quiet, which is surprising because the park backs up to housing and fronts on a freeway. Weekly rates work out to just over $30 a night. The sites are very close together and there's no landscaping at all. Just gravel. All sites are full hook ups. The high speed ferry is a few blocks away that takes you into San Francisco. Sacramento is an hour away as is Napa. This is an excellent campground to use as a base camp to explore the Bay area. We stayed here in a fifth wheel.


Something for Everyone

Every kind of camping imaginable. Tenting; full hook ups; w/e only; yurts; cabins. Over 400 sites, but doesn't feel crowded. Lots to do. Nature center; pool; fishing; boat rental; hiking trails. Good base camp for Solvang and Santa Barbara. Well taken care of for a county park. Many camp hosts to help out. Many people extend their stay. I can see why.

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Great Park!

This campground is part of San Onofre State Beach, but is on the opposite side of I-5. Dump station is out of commission. E/W sites available. Trees between sites. Next to Camp Pendleton, so some military activities can be seen and heard. Can hear I-5. Longish hike to famed surf spot, Trestles. Ocean not visible from here. State park prices exorbitant, but we love it anyway. Not as crowded as San Clemente St Park. Not on the freeway like San Onofre St Park. We camp here frequently.

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